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Russell reflects on low point that sparked his career turnaround

SALT LAKE CITY — The last time D’Angelo Russell was in Utah, he hobbled off the Vivint Smart Home Arena court with a knee injury that required surgery. It cost him two months, and the Nets finished near the league cellar again. But it also gave Russell the motivation — and the blueprint — for...
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U.S. Senate panel to first grill FAA, then Boeing after fatal crashes
A U.S. Senate panel plans a hearing on March 27 on aviation safety after two fatal Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashes since October, and said it will also schedule a future hearing with Boeing and other manufacturers, officials said on Wednesday.
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AltConf 2019 Offers San Jose Alternative for Developers Unable to Attend WWDC, Plus Satellite Events for Keynote Viewing
AltConf, a popular alternative conference that takes place at the same time as Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, is returning in 2019. Developers unable to get a ticket to WWDC can instead attend AltConf to meet and mingle with others in the iOS and macOS communities. This year's AltConf event will take place at the Marriott San Jose, located close to the McEnery Conference Center where WWDC will be held. AltConf will kick off on Monday, June 3, and will last through Thursday, June 6. There will be speakers at AltConf, along with a community labs feature where attendees can get expert advice on their apps, discuss ideas, and more. On Monday, AltConf will kick off with viewings of Apple's keynote event and State of the Union for developers, with the venue able to accommodate more than 900 attendees. New to AltConf this year is an Apple-themed escape room that will require attendees to use their "Apple skills and knowledge" to save a doomed Apple keynote from failure. Tickets are priced at $5. AltConf is free to attend, but there is an option to become a Hero Supporter to show support for the event. For developers unable to make it to San Jose who still want to attend a developer-centric event, AltConf is hosting a number of satellite events in Europe that will be all-day conferences. AltConf satellite events will take place in London, Madrid, Paris, and Berlin, with each hosted and curated by local community volunteers. There will be speakers and events, which will be followed by a viewing of Apple's keynote event at night. Tickets to the satellite conference events will range in price from 29 to 50 pounds based on location, though keynote viewing in the evening will be available for free.Related Roundup: WWDC 2019This article, "AltConf 2019 Offers San Jose Alternative for Developers Unable to Attend WWDC, Plus Satellite Events for Keynote Viewing" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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'Downton Abbey' Star Michelle Dockery and 'IT' Actor Jaeden Martell Join Apple Series 'Defending Jacob'
Michelle Dockery, best know for her role as Lady Mary Crawley in PBS's "Downton Abbey," has signed on to star in "Defending Jacob," one of the TV shows Apple has ordered. "Defending Jacob" is a thriller based on William Landay's bestselling novel of the same title. The book covers the murder of a 14-year-old boy and his friend Jacob, who may have committed the crime. Image credit: Shutterstock Described as a character-driven thriller, the show will star Chris Evans and also Jaeden Martell, who starred in the recent remake of Stephen King's "IT." Evans will be playing Andy Barber, the father of a 14 year old (played by Martell) accused of murder. Dockery will be playing Laurie Barber, Andy's wife and Jacob's mother. Apple has more than a dozen television shows in the works, and the company is set to give us a first look at its upcoming streaming service on Monday, March 25 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time. Related Roundups: Apple TV, tvOS 12Tag: Apple's Hollywood ambitionsBuyer's Guide: Apple TV (Don't Buy)This article, "'Downton Abbey' Star Michelle Dockery and 'IT' Actor Jaeden Martell Join Apple Series 'Defending Jacob'" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Ford goes all in on autonomous vehicles with new factory
Ford hasn't shied away from the prospect of robo-cars.  Back in 2017, Ford brought on autonomous vehicle startup Argo AI to develop a self-driving program with plans to provide a self-driving taxi service in several cities by 2021. It's been testing in Miami, Washington, D.C., Detroit, and maybe soon in Austin. Its cars can be spotted testing autonomous food deliveries in Miami. Autonomous pizza, anyone? Ford cars were even used early in Uber's self-driving program back before Volvo brought in thousands of its vehicles, including one that was involved in last year's fatal crash in Arizona. SEE ALSO: Remember the driver disguised as a car seat? That helped Ford develop a self-driving 'language.' Read more...More about Ford, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Driving Cars, Tech, and Transportation
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AT&T and Comcast claim “anti-robocalling milestone” with new Caller ID tech
Caller ID will be verified when AT&T and Comcast customers call each other.
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Levi Strauss IPO priced at $17 per share
Levi Strauss & Co's initial public offering of 36.7 million shares was priced at $17 per share, above the expected range of $14 to $16.
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10 Traits All Successful Entrepreneurs Share
While there's no foolproof map to entrepreneurial greatness, these qualities are consistent.
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Boeing, FAA officials called to testify in U.S. Senate on 737 MAX plane crashes
Boeing Co faced growing pressure in Washington on Wednesday with U.S. lawmakers calling for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets even as the world's biggest planemaker works to overcome obstacles to returning the grounded fleet to the skies.
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Wall Street Journal to Join Apple's News Subscription Service, but NYT and Washington Post Not Participating
The Wall Street Journal plans to join Apple's subscription news service that's set to be announced Monday, reports The New York Times. Other publications like the Washington Post and The New York Times itself are not on board, however, due to the revenue split Apple has requested. Apple and The Wall Street Journal plan to announce the partnership at Apple's planned media event on March 25. Apple's subscription service for Apple News will provide readers with access to news articles and magazines from "hundreds" of participating publishers for one monthly fee, thought to be $9.99 per month. Rumors have suggested that Apple has been having trouble securing deals with news sites like The New York Times and the Washington Post because Apple wants to keep 50 percent of all subscription revenue, splitting the other 50 percent of the revenue between publishers according to the amount of time users spend engaged with their articles. Major paywalled news sites offer their own subscription access to articles, with revenue that does not need to be shared with Apple. Participating in Apple's service could cause current subscribers to swap over, leading to overall lower revenue. Apple is also declining to provide credit card information or email addresses to publishers, details that news sites use to create customer databases and market their products, and they're asking partners to provide unlimited access to content. To lure publishers to join its Apple News service, Apple executives are citing the scale of Apple News, which is installed on all iOS devices out of the box. Apple is telling publishers that millions of new customers could be introduced to their content, but some are not convinced. Many magazine publishers are on board with Apple's proposed revenue terms, but most magazines have no existing online revenue streams. Magazine publishers have also already been working with the 50/50 revenue split following Apple's acquisition of Texture, the magazine subscription service Apple is basing its new offering on. Apple will debut its new subscription service for Apple News at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time on Monday, March 25. Apple will also use the same event to unveil its rumored streaming video service.Tag: Apple NewsThis article, "Wall Street Journal to Join Apple's News Subscription Service, but NYT and Washington Post Not Participating" first appeared on MacRumors.comDiscuss this article in our forums
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Germany 1-1 Serbia: Youthful Germans begin 2019 with draw
Serbia goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic produces an inspired display to prevent Joachim Low's new-look Germany from securing an opening win of 2019.
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Wales 1-0 Trinidad and Tobago: Ben Woodburn scores injury-time winner
Ben Woodburn's injury-time winner gives a shadow Wales side a win against Trinidad and Tobago as international football returns to Wrexham.
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Futuristic hover bike promises 15,000 foot climbs and 150 MPH top speed (and you can pre-order it now)
Earlier this month, JetPack Aviation threw down the gauntlet, offering up its futuristic hover bike, dubbed the Speeder, for pre-order. It promised delivery next year. The hovercraft features four turbojet engines capable of 750 pound-feet of thrust, an on-board vehicle stability system, touchscreen navigation, and a 360-degree automatic collision avoidance system. It’ll reach altitudes of 15,000 feet, and top speeds of 150 miles per hour. There’s even a consumer-friendly version that doesn’t require a pilot’s license, all for a cool $380,000. It comes with training, a personalized flight suit, a helmet, and a free t-shirt… so, there’s that. It’s a… This story continues at The Next Web
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Jury finding upends Bayer's Roundup defense strategy: experts
Bayer AG had hoped a new trial strategy focusing jurors on scientific evidence could stem a burgeoning tide of U.S. lawsuits over its glyphosate-based weed killer Roundup, but a second jury finding on Tuesday that the product caused cancer has narrowed the company's options, some legal experts said.
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Auschwitz asks visitors to stop balancing on rail tracks for photos
The rail tracks at Auschwitz, where more than a million Jews, Poles and other victims of the Nazi regime were murdered, have become a popular spot for selfies and other photos. "Balance beam" poses are especially popular. The museum would appreciate it if this would stop happening. The BBC: The official account for Auschwitz Memorial said on Tuesday: "There are better places to learn how to walk on a balance beam than the site which symbolises deportation of hundreds of thousands to their deaths." One respondent, Francesca, wrote: "This is a very necessary post, our picture taking habits are completely out of control. I may be visiting in the summer. I will make sure I am aware of your photography policy. Thank you for the essential work you continue to do. Without our historical memory we are nothing." Moran Blythe said: "I don't understand why people use Auschwitz as a photo op or how they take cheerful selfies at a site that saw the murder of thousands of innocent people." Photo: Nelson Pérez Read the rest “Auschwitz asks visitors to stop balancing on rail tracks for photos”
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Julio Jones, Falcons Have Had 'Really Good' Contract Extension Discussions
Wide receiver Julio Jones is under contract with the Atlanta Falcons through the 2020 season, but that hasn’t stopped the NFC South team from discussing the possibility of an extension...
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World shares dip in wobbly session; pound slides, oil jumps
A gauge of stocks across the world fell on Wednesday as a boost from a dovish Federal Reserve was not enough to offset concerns over economic growth and U.S.-China trade talks.
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Markelle Fultz: Shoulder Injury Recovery 'Going Great' Since Magic Trade
Injuries have curtailed No. 1 overall NBA draft pick Markelle Fultz 's two-year pro career, with thoracic outlet syndrome currently keeping the Orlando Magic guard off the court...
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Tech Shares Buoy the Entrepreneur Index™ Again Despite Signs of Slowing Economic Growth
Plus, tech stock analysts think Netflix shares can keep rising.
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Fed announces plan to end balance sheet runoff in September
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited plan to stop scaling back the vast portfolio of bonds it built up to spur an economic recovery from the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession.
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Website secretly livestreamed 1,600 unwitting hotel guests for paying members
No, you're not being paranoid.  Four individuals have been arrested for a scheme allegedly involving spy cams in 42 motel rooms across South Korea and the livestreaming of up to 1,600 unwitting guests. The intended audience, however, was much larger than just those four — a website broadcast the videos to its over 4,000 members, at least some of whom paid for access.  So reports the Korean Herald, which notes that the hidden IP cameras had 1-millimeter lenses and were installed in TVs, power outlets, and other seemingly innocuous hotel room fixtures. The paper adds that, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency’s cyber investigation unit, the scheme reached 30 different motels in 10 cities across the country.  Read more...More about Privacy, Airbnb, South Korea, Livestreaming, and Tech
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The ‘Mike Trout Forever’ T-shirt has arrived for Angels fans to proudly wear
No need to worry about any Bryce Harper tampering! Celebrate Trout’s signing with a new T-shirt. No need to sweat Angels fans, Mike Trout isn’t going anywhere. In fact, the two-time MVP is staying in Anaheim for a long, long time. Earlier this week, Trout reached an agreement with the Angels to sign a 12-year, $430 million contract extension. So much for those Harper/Trout 2020 jokes, right? By ripping up the final two years of the six-year deal he signed 2014, Trout is now set to be an Angel through the 2030 season. That’s a looooooong time. In fact, that’s almost forever! Now that we officially know that Trout is staying in Anaheim through the end of the next decade, there’s a new T-shirt that ‘s dropped for Angels fans to enjoy as the season begins next week. Trout Forever! Check it out. Fanatics Trout Forever T-shirt for $28 With his $430 million extension, Trout has agreed to sign the largest contract in baseball history, topping the $330 million Bryce Harper signed for just a few weeks ago. At an average of $36 million annually, the 27-year-old now owns the largest average salary, too. You can’t argue that the extension wasn’t well deserved, either. Since his first full season in 2012, Trout has put together one of the most impressive resumes we’ve seen in recent baseball history. The star center fielder has won two AL MVPs, two All-Star Game MVPs, and six Silver-Slugger Awards in just seven full seasons as a big leaguer. That’s insane. In 140 games last season, Trout slashed a cool 312/.460/.628 with 39 home runs and 79 RBIs. In the celebratory mood and thinking about picking up some more Mike Trout merch? Don’t worry, we have you covered with a few more items to check out. Fanatics Mike Trout Majestic Cool Base Player Jersey - Scarlet for $119.99 Fanatics Mike Trout Majestic Youth Official Cool Base Player Jersey - White for $59.99 Fanatics Mike Trout Majestic Double Play Cap Logo T-shirt - Red for $31.99 Fanatics Mike Trout Majestic Threads Women’s Tri-Blend Three-Quarter Length Raglan T-Shirt - Red for $42.99 Looking for more product reviews, shopping guides, and good deals on sports merchandise and apparel? Check out our Buy Stuff section.
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Boeing wins $4 bln U.S. defense contract for Navy F/A-18 jets -Pentagon
Boeing Co was awarded a $4 billion contract for advance purchase of materials to produce 78 F/A 18 aircraft for the U.S. Navy, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Work is expected to be completed in April 2024, it said.
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Lakers Rumors: Andre Ingram's 10-Day Contract with LA Won't Be Renewed
Guard Andre Ingram 's time with the Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly come to an end. On Wednesday, Bill Oram of The Athletic reported the Purple and Gold will not renew the 33-year-old's 10-day contract...
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Sophie Turner chugging wine on a Jumbotron is deeply inspiring
Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner (also known as Sansa Stark) dabbed then chugged a glass of red wine at a Rangers game Tuesday night. She was holding a Juul at the time. Also, this all happened while she was on the Jumbotron. Sophie Turner is good. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sophie Turner (@sophiet) on Mar 19, 2019 at 6:01pm PDT SEE ALSO: Everything you need to remember from 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 Turner's approach, which she displayed at a New York Rangers game on Tuesday night, should be the norm for Jumbotron moments from now on. None of this "waving" or "kiss cam" nonsense — no one wants to see that. People want to see celebrities drinking wine at a rapid pace. That mouth wipe! Read more...More about Instagram, Game Of Thrones, Sophie Turner, Culture, and Game Of Thrones
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Fed sees no rate hikes in 2019, sets end to asset runoff
The U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday brought its three-year drive to tighten monetary policy to an abrupt end, abandoning projections for any interest rate hikes this year amid signs of an economic slowdown, and saying it would halt the steady decline of its balance sheet in September.
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Looming Air Force decision on mid-2020s launch contracts favors ULA, SpaceX
"This really isn’t a five-year decision. It’s more like a 10 or a 15-year decision."
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Fed puts rate hikes on hold indefinitely
The Federal Reserve held its key interest rate steady and erased plans to hike rates this year as it downgraded its outlook for the global economy.
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REUTERS
New Paid Apple News Service Said to Feature Wall Street Journal
The New York Times and The Washington Post are among the publishers that opted out of the subscription service because of its terms, two people familiar with the plans said.
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Financials weigh down Wall Street
The S&P 500 and the Dow ended lower Wednesday as interest rate-sensitive financial stocks dragged down the indexes after the Federal Reserve affirmed a dovish monetary policy stance. Fred Katayama reports.
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Make Sure Your Campaign Donations Aren't Funding Scams
You know what time it is: that moment when politicians spam your inboxes with requests for money. And gosh darn it, sometimes, they deserve it! Beto, take my money! Warren, here’s my debit card and bank account information! AOC, here’s my life savings! But sometimes, it’s worth being a little more discriminating when…Read more...
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TMZ Leaks Video of Chad Kelly Praying in Holding Cell After Trespassing Arrest
After he was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing in Englewood, Colorado, back in October 2018, former Denver Broncos quarterback Chad Kelly turned to a higher power to help him through a tough time...
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Making the Case for Each Bantamweight Contender After TJ Dillashaw Vacates Belt
Early in 2019, UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw went down to flyweight to challenge Henry Cejudo for his belt. He was knocked out in the first round. As it would turn out, that would not be his only loss from that fight...
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Volvo will be able to watch you drive and pull over if you seem distracted
Eyes off the road? As soon as next year, Volvo’s cars will be able to pull over automatically — thanks to cameras that watch you as you drive. Earlier this month, the Swedish company announced its future cars will have a max speed limit of 112 mph. Now, the company says it's introducing in-car cameras and sensors that monitor the driver for signs of distraction or intoxication — which include looking away from the road for too long, keeping your hands off the steering wheel, weaving through lanes, or reacting too slowly while driving.  SEE ALSO: Volvo literally slows your roll in the name of safety Read more...More about Safety, Volvo, Drunk Driving, Speeding, and Semi Autonomous
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U.S. FAA says Boeing to develop service bulletin on 737 MAX, calls it 'agency priority'
The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that Boeing Co is developing a service bulletin instructing airlines to install new flight control computer operational program software in the now grounded Boeing 737 MAX.
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Leon Goretzka and Luka Jovic Score as Germany, Serbia Play to 1-1 Friendly Draw
Joachim Low's new-look Germany side drew 1-1 with Serbia in an international friendly on Wednesday in Wolfsburg. The hosts went behind after 12 minutes through Luka Jovic's first international goal for Serbia...
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Syracuse's Frank Howard Suspended for NCAA Tournament After Rules Violation
Syracuse senior guard Frank Howard's 2018-19 season may have just come to an unceremonious end. Dana O'Neil of The Athletic reported Wednesday that the school has officially ...
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Willian Wants to Stay at Chelsea but Says Blues Have Not Offered Him a New Deal
Willian has said he is happy to sign a new deal with Chelsea but does not know if the club wish to retain him...
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'I'm baby' is the new 'they did surgery on a grape' and it's beautiful
In better news, a beautifully meaningless meme is on the rise. And did you know I'm baby? The internet loves nothing more than absurd inside jokes. If you know, you know, and if you don't, you're not baby. I'm baby.  SEE ALSO: 'They did surgery on a grape' is the weird meme that's your new obsession Maybe it's because we're all exhausted from the pressure of existing in this capitalist hell, or maybe it's because we're all secretly longing for the simplicity of being a literal baby, but there's one thing for certain: I'm baby. There are few captions that can be universally applied to both thirst trap selfies and semi-public emotional breakdowns on the finsta, but "I'm baby" somehow encapsulates the vast expanse of humanity in two easy words. I'm. Baby.  Read more...More about Twitter, Memes, Tumblr, Culture, and Web Culture
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For Clues to Howard Schultz’s Leadership, Look Beyond Starbucks
Mr. Schultz, a possible presidential contender, is best known for his wildly successful coffee company. But his time as an N.B.A. owner left a very different legacy.
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Epic Games store titles, including exclusives, headed to Humble Store
Epic Games Store titles are branching out. At GDC today, Epic Games announced that it's partnering with Humble Bundle to let developers sell their Epic Games Store titles—including exclusives—on the Humble Store. "Our goal is not to build another walled garden," Epic Games Store Head Steve Allison said on stage. Humble Bundle Co-Founder John Graham said the collaboration "means more options for gamers, more sales for game developers … and more money for good causes." There's no word yet as to when the partnership will launch. To date, Humble Bundle has raised more than $145 million for charity, Graham said. With Epic Games Store titles in the mix, that number is sure to grow. Read more...More about Epic Games, Humble Store, Entertainment, and Gaming
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Josh Kline, Vikings Agree to 3-Year Contract Worth Reported $15.8M
With an offensive line in serious need of help next season, the Minnesota Vikings agreed to a deal with free-agent guard Josh Kline. The Vikings announced the signing of Kline on Wednesday...
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Huge alligator in Florida spotted swimming behind woman's home
An alligator that’s an estimated 10 feet in length was recently spotted swimming in a body of water behind a Cape Coral woman’s home.
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Trump says trade deal 'coming along nicely' with China
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday a deal with Beijing to end a trade dispute between the two countries was coming along nicely, with U.S. negotiators poised to be in China next week for more talks.
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FBI joins criminal investigation into Boeing 737 MAX certification: report
The FBI has joined the criminal investigation into the certification of the Boeing Co's 737 MAX, the Seattle Times reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
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The wasabi you think you're eating isn't wasabi
Real wasabi, Wasabia japonica, is apparently one of the most expensive vegetables to grow. That green stuff you're eating? Ground horseradish, Chinese mustard, and, you guessed it, green food coloring. Yum. According to The Atlantic, "Worldwide, experts believe that this imposter combination masquerades as wasabi about 99% of the time." Above, meet Shigeo Iida, 75, whose family has grown real wasabi for eight generations. (via NextDraft) image: HK 北角 North Point 和田 Wada Japanese Restaurant 放題 Buffet dinner 山葵 green Wasabi Mar-2013 Read the rest “The wasabi you think you're eating isn't wasabi”
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Kobe Gives out the 2019 Mamba Mentality Challenge
In 2017, Kobe Bryant tweeted NBA Stars and challenged them to achieve. Now, the 2019 #MambaMentality Challenge is here. Watch the video above to see which challenges Kobe has to give out this time around...
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Giant Military Contract Has a Hitch: A Little-Known Entrepreneur
Deap Ubhi has spent his tech career bouncing around. Now he’s tangled up in a little battle over one of the biggest government I.T. contracts in history.
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GDC quick takes: Versus Evil founder Steve Escalante
Versus Evil founder Steve Escalante gives us his indie publisher take on the biggest issue facing the game industry while at the Game Developers Conference 2019.
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